If you work in an office, you will know that it is not uncommon to use headphones at your desk. As an office worker, you may use your own personal headphones at your desk, and it is extremely likely that a number of your colleagues do as well, but can this cause accidents at work?
The dangers of using headphones at your desk
Strictly speaking, there are no immediate dangers associated with wearing your headphones at your desk. That being said, it is important to remember that wearing headphones at your desk does mean that you are unable to hear others around you, which could lead to a workplace injury in the case of an emergency, or if you were to move away from your desk and knock another individual.
According to the Health and Safety Executive, there are ‘no specific health and safety regulations that ban the use of headphones in the workplace’. As such, it is advised that ‘good employers should consult with their staff or their representatives over what is reasonable in relation to use of personal headphones’.
Yet, what if you do experience an accident at work caused by someone wearing headphones at their desk? Perhaps they turned, without knowledge you were behind them and they caused you to fall? Whatever the situation surrounding your workplace accident, Accident Advice Helpline can help you determine if you have a case eligible to claim personal injury compensation.
Claiming compensation for accidents at work
If you have been injured in an accident at work through no fault of your own, and you believe someone else is liable, it is likely that you will be able to claim compensation for the harm and distress you have endured.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we understand that all work accidents are unique, and so we offer a free initial consultation to all victims of personal injury.
Your free initial consultation enables us to discuss the basis of your claim. From this, we can determine both where liability may lie and your eligibility to claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
For more information and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today via our freephone helpline number 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience.
Date Published: October 6, 2016
Author: Accident Advice